Although almost all of gold which can be found in Michigan’s Upper Midwest Peninsula is widely scattered glacier gold, there was one commercially profitable gold mine in the State of Michigan’s history. This was the famous (well, it was the only successful one) Ropes Gold Mine. The Ropes gold mine has a fascinating history that […]
Where to Find Gold
Gold does not occur randomly in the environment. There are actually geological conditions which can indicate where gold is likely to be found. Additionally, the visual evidence of historic working by miners of the past can be one of the best ways to find rich gold-bearing areas today. This page has a variety of articles that will help you learn about how to identify gold rich areas that hold good potential for gold prospecting!
Virginia was one of the richest gold mining states in the Appalachians. In fact, prior to the California Gold Rush it garnered more interest than just about anywhere in the USA. While most of the gold found in Virginia was from hard rock mines, small bits of raw gold does accumulate in the river beds […]
Talk to enough prospectors from Arizona and Southern California, and eventually you will hear some stories about gold prospecting in Mexico. It’s a country that has vast mineral wealth including it fair share of placer mining opportunities. The dry climate means that most Mexican gold prospectors use metal detectors to hunt for elusive nuggets. There […]
Victoria produced over 2400 tons of gold, which accounts for nearly 2 percent of all the gold mined in the entire world. One of the biggest contributors includes a city known as Bendigo, located 60 kilometers north-east of Ballarat. In April 1852, Mrs Margaret Kennedy and Mrs Julia Farrell, wives of two of the workers […]